The number of people who have died from coronavirus in the UK is now the highest in Europe and second only to the US globally.

The UK today surpassed Italy’s death toll, as Britain’s foreign secretary announced the number of those who have died from the virus has now reached 29,427. In Italy, 29,315 people have died. The US has lost almost 70,000 people to the virus.

There was an increase of 4,406 cases in the UK today, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus to 194,990, Dominic Raab said.

So far, 1,383,842 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the UK.